BC Tech and Genome BC Team Up to Nurture Life Sciences Entrepreneurs
Today, HyperGrowth: Life celebrates the graduation of its second cohort — a group that promises to change the way we live, work and play with breakthroughs at the intersection of technology and the life sciences. Recognizing the tremendous potential that exists within the life sciences, in 2016 the BC Tech Association (BC Tech) partnered with Genome BC to create HyperGrowth: Life, a program designed to address the gap between research and commercialization in the field.
Life sciences is the study of living organisms. Although the field is critically important to humankind, few companies manage to scale their operations due to a lack of access to mentorship, capital and market know-how. HyperGrowth: Life fills that gap by providing life sciences entrepreneurs what they need to commercialize and grow their companies.
"Our investment in this program, and partnership with BC Tech, is pivotal in advancing entrepreneurship, and simultaneously supporting growth for BC-based companies," says Dr. Tony Brooks, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization. "Genome BC is supporting these young and exciting companies to help drive BC's knowledge-based economy."